Jake Ellenberger wasn't expecting a quick victory over "World Champion" Jake ShieldsPosted on September 18, 2011, 12:14 PM by Joey Santosus
"It's unbelievable – Jake Shields is a world champion, so I can't explain how I feel right now. Just keeping the pressure – that was the strategy coming in here. I came out with the W and it feels great... I definitely could have envisioned myself winning this fight – but not that quick. It happened fast, but I trained hard for this fight and I knew I was ready...The ref's job is to stop the fight, so I'm going to go until he stops me...It really doesn't matter where I think I'm at (in the division). It's up to the UFC, and whoever they tell me to fight, I'm going to fight." - For more from the Fight Night 25 Post-Fight Press Conference, visit MMAFighting.com
Speaking at the UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou Post-Fight Press Conference, Jake Ellenberger reflected on his 53-second TKO win over fellow top contender Jake Shields. The victory, which Ellenberger admitted came earlier than expected, improves his current win-streak to five and places "The Juggernaut" firmly in the mix of potential Welterweight title contenders.
Though Ellenberger declined to speculate where exactly he falls in line, he finds himself among such company as Jon Fitch, Nick Diaz, BJ Penn, and others, all vying for their own crack at the 170-pound strap. So what do you think LowKick'ers? Was his first-round destruction of Jake Shields enough to earn Ellenberger a shot at the GSP vs. Condit winner or will "The Juggernaut" need another solid victory before staking his claim as number-one contender?